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Dillon Maples

#36 | RHP
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Dillon Maples
Name: Dillon Sean Maples
Born: May 9, 1992 in West End, N.C. USA
High School: Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
20192.20.001.8816.8820.25
Career13.18.782.1710.8017.55
Drafted in the 14th round (429th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2011 (signed for $2,500,000)
Maples has had the benefit of professional insight. His father, Tim, was a second-round pick of the Orioles in 1979, and his pitching coach at Pinecrest is James Baldwin, the former White Sox all-star. Scouts got a good look at Maples during his junior season when they went to see Baldwin's son, outfielder James Baldwin III, who signed with the Dodgers as a fourth-rounder. Maples' best assets are athleticism and arm strength. Also a standout kicker on the football team, he stands at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds with a strong lower half. His fastball sits 91-94 mph and has touched the mid-90s throughout the season. His curveball is an above-average pitch that has left his competition in the state overmatched. He lacks command of his fastball and actually does a better job of spotting his curveball. He has shown a changeup in warm-ups but doesn't need it in games, so the pitch will need development. Maples has a short arm action and questionable mechanics that lead to his below-average command. Scouts say his athleticism will allow him to make the necessary adjustments. He is committed to North Carolina, where he would play baseball and have a chance to walk on as a kicker for the football team.
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